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Welcome, Fr. James Wallace!

Meet Fr. James Wallace, St. Paul of the Cross' 9th Pastor

I know that all of us have been waiting to find out who our new pastor will be. Now we know. The new pastor of St Paul of the Cross Parish is Fr James Wallace, who is currently the pastor of St Juliana. We welcome Fr James with open arms and we know that he is the right person to lead our parish. He is a young priest (ordained nine years) with great energy and enthusiasm, and he has been pastor the last five years. The parishioners of St Juliana are upset and they hate to lose their pastor. Just as Fr James is well-loved by his people, he will be appreciated by all of us. He will be a great shepherd for us. I pray for him and I invite all of you to hold him in prayer. 

Yours warmly, 

Fr. Britto



Father James grew up in Winnetka, Illinois and attended Sts. Faith Hope and Charity grammar school, New Trier High School, and then The George Washington University in Washington DC, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 2007. He attended seminary at The Pontifical North American College in Rome and was ordained a priest in 2012 for the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition to being the pastor of Saint Juliana, he serves as a canon lawyer for the Archdiocese, a dean in Vicariate II, and a spiritual director at Mundelein Seminary. He is also one of the featured Mercy Home Sunday Mass celebrants, airing Sundays at 9:30am on WGN.

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St. Paul of the Cross

320 South Washington Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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Phone: (847) 825-7605

Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday

8:30 am - Upper Church


4:30 pm (vigil) - Upper Church


7:30 am - Upper Church

9:00 am - Holy Family Chapel

9:30 am - Gym

10:30 am - Upper Church

12:00 pm - Gym